HARRISON PREMIERES VIDEO FOR MUSTANG (FEAT. TALVI) VIA BULLY MAGAZINE
CELEBRATING UK MVA NOMINATION FOR YOUR GIRL (FEAT. RALPH)
RECENT PRODUCTION CREDITS FOR SEAN LEON’S NEW ALBUM AND TOBi FOR SINGLE BEIGE
STREAM SOPHOMORE RECORD APRICITY
APRICITY DELUXE OUT NOW VIA BANDCAMP
Toronto, ON – December 11, 2019 – Toronto’s multifaceted artist/producer/musical polymath, Harrison, shares a stunning new video for Mustang. The song is from his sophomore album, Apricity, featuring ethereal vox from Talvi of Prince Innocence.
Premiering via BULLY Magazine, Mustang captures the song from a different perspective. The visual was directed by Jon Riera (known for his work with Jazz Cartier, A Tribe Called Red, DVSN). This video was created thanks to the support of the MVP Project, a joint initiative of RBCxMusic and the Prism Prize (administered by the Academy of Canadian Cinema & Television).Watch the video here.
“The experience of making Mustang was exciting for us because we could re-imagine something that was already out in the world and took a different approach to it. That’s partially what the beginning scene represents,” Jon says of the creative process. “If you were already familiar with the song and you watched the opening scene it seemed like it was going to be regular-degular but then we flipped it and had an opportunity to give you a look into a world you wouldn’t expect.”
“I’ve worked with Jon before so it was a breeze,” Harrison says of their collaboration. “I’m a little camera shy so it was nice having Talvi there, we were using the second half of Mustang, which is all her singing.”
“It was really fun embodying the femme fatale role for Mustang and working with Jon and Harrison on this. I feel like I’m cast in this role a lot, it’s cool that people see me that way and I get to play it,” Talvi adds. “I also love that there’s this portal into another dimension that captures this particular moment and my friendship collaborating with Harry.”
It has been a big year for Harrison. Following the release of Apricity, he was nominated for two prestigious national awards; a CIMA Award (Canadian Independent Music Association) for the album’s marketing campaign, and 2019 Prism Prize for the video for Your Girl (feat. Ralph), directed by BC-based production house, Ft. Langley. Across the pond, Your Girl was nominated for a 2019 UK MVA under Best Pop Video – newcomer. He’s been busy in the studio working on new material, collaborating with Toronto artists, including production on Sean Leon’s new album and with TOBi on his single, Beige.
In February, Harrison released Apricity Deluxe - a set of five B-sides exclusively via Bandcamp. The bundle features unlimited streaming on Bandcamp, a free digital download of Apricity, an official Fingerboard, and a limited edition 140g, Black Smoke LP copy signed by Harrison. Listen to the B-sides here.
One Apricity Deluxe track, 75BPM, premiered exclusively via q on CBC Radio One, where Harrison delivered a live set and interview alongside Montreal-based artist, Daniela Andrade, who appears on Apricity single, Better. Watch the full segment here.
Apricity follows Harrison’s 2016 JUNO-nominated debut, Checkpoint Titanium, which was received to critical acclaim. The album received immense praise, including props from Exclaim!, calling it “a delight,” The FADER highlighting the album’s “funky, feel-good, neon-pumped productions,” and an in-depth chat with NOW Magazine. In addition, Harrison was featured on CBC Radio One’s program, Here and Now, curating an exclusive playlist for their column, Song Of The Week.
Defined as “the warmth of the sun in winter,” Apricity is the direct byproduct of Harrison’s dedication to the mastery of the piano and thus himself. The discipline required to produce the album reflects a concerted effort to translate ideas and challenge existing musical conventions more effectively, from the refracting light and fiery staccato of Midnight Snack, to the shimmering post-disco ballad & bop of Believe In Love, and smoldering single, Better. It stands as evidence of Harrison’s commitment to challenging himself. Written, produced, performed and recorded entirely by Harrison, Apricity sticks with the do-it-yourself ethos that has informed his career to date.
Check out Mustang and keep your ears open for more Harrison in 2020.
Watch Mustang (feat. Talvi): bit.ly/35cCZR0
Watch Your Girl (feat. Ralph): bit.ly/2NJyubY
Watch Atmosphere (feat. Daniela Andrade): youtu.be/2UF2SDiNJn8
Watch Celica Supra: bit.ly/2LRGguH
Buy/ Stream Apricity Deluxe: bit.ly/apricitydlx
Buy/stream Apricity: smarturl.it/playapricity